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List of the best movies like Gothika (2003): The Dead Zone, Lady in White, Angel Heart, Haunter, The Ward, Sinister 2, Salvage, They, Half Light, Crimson Peak.

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Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:43
CharactersSerial killers, Heroes, Psychics, Losers, Sheriffs
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural
PlaceIslands, Ships, Antarctica, USA, Small cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric

Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Friends
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceAntarctica, USA, Small cities
TimeHalloween
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious Lady In White lives. As he discovers the secret of the woman he soon finds that the killer may be someone close to him.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
Duration01:53
CharactersDemons, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Voodoo
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Gothic

The down-and-out private detective Harry Angel is ordered, by a mysterious man named Louis Cyphre, to go on a mission to find a missing person. His routine failure soon leads to a bloody spar with himself as Harry Angel goes on a supernatural journey into his own soul.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Recurring day, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:29
CharactersNurses
PlotSurvival, Split personality, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Ghosts
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Serious

A thriller centered on an institutionalized young woman who becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
Duration02:34
CharactersDemons, Spiders, Family, Twins, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Supernatural, Alligators
PlaceUSA
TimeNew Year
StyleUnexpected ending, Atmospheric, Disturbing

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Death, Supernatural, Pursuit
PlaceCollege
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Claire Parker is going to die. At the hands of a sadistic and depraved killer, she will endure a terrifying, unimaginable brutal death--and it will all happen again. After being beaten, dragged, sliced, and stabbed, Claire awakens at work--where it all began--untouched and unharmed. But the hellish ordeal is far from over. The madman is back and he's ready for more blood...

Markimdb: 4.8
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:29
CharactersSerial killers, Demons
PlotRevenge, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Fear
PlaceCollege
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

After witnessing a horrific and traumatic event, Julia Lund, a graduate student in psychology, gradually comes to the realization that everything which scared her as a child could be real. And what's worse, it might be coming back to get her..

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryGermany, United Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Life after death, Ghosts
PlaceLighthouse
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:31
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Ghosts, Cheating
PlaceEngland, Estate
TimeWinter
StyleAction, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Creepy, Gothic

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds… and remembers.

Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, Romania, USA
Duration01:23
CharactersWitch, Teens, Family
PlotOn real events, Superpowers, Death, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceSchool
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Tense

Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersVampire, Indians, Cannibals, Gypsies, Psychics
PlotAbduction, Superpowers, Loneliness, Death, Supernatural
PlaceTrains, Labyrinths, Beach, Hotels
StyleExciting, Psychological problems, Gothic, Serious, For men

A traumatized, alcoholic Dan Torrance meets Abra, a kid who also has the ability to "shine." He tries to protect her from the True Knot, a cult whose goal is to feed off of people like them in order to remain immortal. Doctor Sleep is a sequel to Stephen King's 1977 novel "The Shining". Doctor Sleep is set several decades after the events of the first "Shining".

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Canada
PlotInvestigation, Death, Supernatural, Weapon, Voodoo
PlaceNew York
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Heavy, Creepy

Mourning the accidental death of his wife and having just moved to New York with his young son, laconic police psychologist Cal Jamison is reluctantly drawn into a series of grisly, ritualistic murders involving the immolation of two youths.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersMonsters
PlotApocalypse, Investigation, Mental disorders, Missing people
PlaceSmall cities
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Gothic

An insurance investigator begins discovering that the impact a horror writer's books have on his fans is more than inspirational.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryCanada, United Kingdom, Australia, USA
Duration01:49
CharactersSerial killers, Blind
PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Pursuit
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious, Disturbing

A reclusive surveillance expert is hired to spy on a mysterious blackmailer, who just may be a serial killer.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a new life, he moves home and is befriended by a beautiful young neighbour Charlotte. His life may be turning around but all is not what it seems and, haunted by visions of his dead wife, Ben starts to lose his grip on reality.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotSurvival, Superpowers, Investigation, Obsession, Supernatural
PlaceShips, Ocean, The Bermuda Triangle
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Depressive, Serious

Twenty five years ago, the SS Corona Queen disappeared in the region known as, "The Bermuda Triangle". Now, it has returned. Seven people go on board to learn the truth behind her disappearance but the ship did not return alone...

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration02:11
CharactersSerial killers
PlotSuperpowers, Supernatural, Hypnosis, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceEngland, London
StylePsychological problems, Action, By books, Atmospheric, Disturbing

While treating a policewoman for smoking, hypnotherapist Michael Strother has a telepathic vision of a young girl floating beneath the surface of a stream. The escaped victim of a ritualistic serial killer, the girl has become mute, and Michael is called upon by Scotland Yard to unlock the secrets she holds in order to catch a man who believes he has discovered the key to immortality.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, Germany, France
Duration02:03
CharactersChildrens, Orphans
PlotSuperpowers, Fear, Adoption
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Serious, Disturbing

A married couple with a rocky past adopt 9-year old, Esther to fill the void created by a recently-stillborn baby. However, Esther is not quite who she seems.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryGermany
Duration01:11
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Hypnosis
PlacePsychiatric hospitals, Germany
StyleTwisted plot, Atmospheric, Depressive, Gothic, Serious

Francis, a young man, recalls in his memory the horrible experiences he and his fiancée Jane recently went through. Francis and his friend Alan visit The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an exhibit where the mysterious doctor shows the somnambulist Cesare, and awakens him for some moments from his death-like sleep.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Priests
PlotInvestigation, Family life
StyleAtmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Alice is a withdrawn 12-year-old who lives with her mother and her younger sister, Karen, who gets most of the attention from her mother, leaving Alice out of the spotlight. When Karen is found brutally murdered in a church, suspicions start to turn toward Alice. But could a 12-year-old girl really be capable of such savagery?

Markimdb: 6
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:21
CharactersLosers, Businessmen
PlotObsession, Mental disorders, Experiments
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A psychological thriller from the writer of the original "Twilight Zone!" In a showdown of man vs. machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation!

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, France, Turkey
Duration01:41
CharactersScientists, Special agents
PlotLove, Survival, Investigation
PlaceAircraft, USSR, Antarctica
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Twisted plot, Tense

The only U.S. Marshal assigned to Antarctica, Carrie Stetko will soon leave the harsh environment behind for good – in three days, the sun will set and the Amundsen-Scott Research Station will shut down for the long winter. When a body is discovered out on the open ice, Carrie's investigation into the continent's first homicide plunges her deep into a mystery that may cost her her own life.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersDogs, Teens, Childrens, Family, Journalists
PlotSurvival, Death, Supernatural, Mental disorders, Snow
PlaceCountry houses
TimeNew Year, Dark ones, Winter
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Tense, Gloomy

When a father is forced to abruptly depart for work, he leaves his children, Aidan and Mia, at their holiday home in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon specters from Grace's dark past.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:38
CharactersHorses, Spy, Terrorists, Writers, Architects
PlotInvestigation, Death, Political, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceTexas, Hotels
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:45
CharactersDemons
PlotSupernatural, Ghosts, False accusations
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Atmospheric, Tense, Serious

A woman tries to exonerate her brother's murder conviction by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:33
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Mental disorders, False accusations
PlacePsychiatric hospitals
StylePsychological problems, Black humor, Serious, Disturbing

After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Markimdb: 4.3
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:39
CharactersSerial killers, Thieves, Family
PlotSurvival, Mystery, Blackmail
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Serious

A family imprisoned by intruders is forced to play a terrifying game of "Kill, Or Be Killed". As the night unfolds, the game's mysterious rules become clear, and the family realizes their nightmare is being streamed live to riveted viewers all over the world, who are compelled to KEEP WATCHING... not knowing if what they're seeing is real, or staged.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Mystery
PlaceMansions, Small cities
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Serious

In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions". One night, during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryItaly
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Clairvoyants
PlotSuperpowers, Investigation, Supernatural, Ghosts
PlaceItaly
StyleAtmospheric, Serious, Disturbing

A woman with psychic powers has a vision of a murder that took place in a house owned by her husband.





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